Waterproof Tape: What is best for what and where to get it

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If you are wondering which kind of tape is the most waterproof for your particular application you came to the right place.

In this article we will look at the top five questions we receive about waterproof tape.

1. What is the best waterproof tape for skin

When it comes to waterproof tape for the skin there is none better than KT tape.

KT Tape is so good that you can even go swimming with it on. Additionally KT Tape is very gentle on the skin.

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2. Which is the most waterproof tape for pipes

If you are taping up the threads of pipes, you need the tape that plumbers use.

That tape is PTFE Tape.

If you have a leaking pipe and are looking for a quick, temporary fix the best tape for that is [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BSXAH06″ locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]Emergency Repair Tape, Self-Fusing Silicone Tape[/easyazon_link].

The trick with self fusing silicone tape, is a good overlap when taping. And wrap it tight.

tape for leaking pipe
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3. Recommendation for waterproof tape for showers

The problem with showers, and baths, is that they can get extremely slippery underfoot. Every year a number of injuries happen from people slipping over in the shower.

The best tape to use on the base of either a shower, or a bath is [easyazon_link identifier=”B000KKRJAY” locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]safety walk tape[/easyazon_link].

4. The top waterproof tape for pools

If you need to replace a damaged pool liner without draining the water the best tape to use is [easyazon_link identifier=”B0039ZFL98″ locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]Vinyl pool liner[/easyazon_link].

tape waterproof for pool
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5. The best rated waterproof tape for tents

When it comes to waterproof tape for tents it is a pretty close contest between Gorilla tape and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00UTK485E” locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]tenacious tape[/easyazon_link].

Because of the additional cost associated with tenacious tape we would have to say the winner is… Gorilla Tape!

best tape for tent
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It’s great that you have done your research and now you will know the tape we recommend for your type of waterproof needs. If it is for a situation that has not been covered yet make sure you let us know your question in the comments.

What is your favorite waterproof tape?

2 Comments on “Waterproof Tape: What is best for what and where to get it”

  1. How do you rate Flex tape (rubberized) and Duck Waterproof Tape for covering outdoor surfaces exposed to tain, sun, snow & ice?

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